....drawn only for the sake of drawing big goggles..
Monday, April 27, 2009
Moving back out from portraiture, I need to do more full body shots. I've always thought it ironic that some comic drawing friends of mine (and some pros) can't seem to draw anyone standing still. If the characters not upside down ninja roundhouse kick, they just look awkward. I, on the other hand, usually have motionless down pat. Onward DYNAMISM!
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Ok, so a portrait slipped back in there. Having nothing else to be in the mood to draw, I decided to draw Groucho. I felt pretty good about how he turned out. (And before anyone jumps on me for the odd-looking eyebrows and 'stache, for the uninitiated let me let you in on a secret: In the old days, Groucho painted them on.)
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
After this...no more portraits...for a few entries anyway. I went for a softer touch here, and used the brush to create a soft shade hatching. So I present an Asian man looking off in the distance...much like Cushing did yesterday.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
As I was doing portraits anyway...I broke out the old quills and a jar of ink that I was amazed hadn't dried out. As an old horror movie happened to be on, I decided to reproduce the amazing features of the great Peter Cushing.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
I was, until this, trying to figure out how other ways to represent shadows, but saw this woman and couldn't not draw her. The only problem...I'm stuck doing portraits again when the whole point was to try and mix it up a little.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
I've tried moving on to a sort of test in noir...but I didn't want to simply start just blacking things out. While I don't know where I was going with this...first it became more Jack Kirby than I wanted as I laid on the ink...then it became like Kirby doing Frank Miller...some sort of hybrid. I'm not sure where it ended up...but there it is...
Thursday, April 09, 2009
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
So, I'm still stuck on Alex Raymond as an illustrator. Now, this sketch doesn't look much like Raymond's style, but I'm still trying to capture something about those early comics. So, I scribbled out one of Flash Gordon...and figured that Buster Crabbe would make a good model...after all, he played Flash in the movin' pictures.
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Monday, April 06, 2009
Friday, April 03, 2009
Thursday, April 02, 2009
Since I'm already making people look evil...well, in this sketching related effort, I've also been trying to capture other people's styles...attempting to expand my horizons so to speak. So I pulled up a picture of Tatsuya Nakadai (a damned fine actor), and tried to do a rendering of him that was similar to old samurai comics...I think I did ok.